Tucson's answer to the classic greasy spoon diner is Bobo's, a cozy cafe on busy Grant Road that has been serving generations of Tucsonans. Not only will you find classic breakfast combos like two eggs with a side of crispy bacon, it's also a good place to dig into a freshly-baked pie.
If you're looking to satisfy your cravings for comfort food, look no further than The Fix. The small eatery, located near the University of Arizona campus, specializes in creamy, homemade mac and cheese. The restaurant dishes out bowls of specialty mac and cheese, including southwestern, Italian, and classic straight-up Cheddar varieties.
For a unique take on classic breakfast and lunch diner fare, schedule in a stop at Mother Hubbard's Cafe. This small cafe specializes in Southwestern comfort food that you just won't find anywhere else. Case in point: the green corn waffles, which are the perfect combination of sweet and zesty. The seasonal menu is always changing and evolving. But make sure you try the homemade pumpkin empanadas or red mole French toast if you see them on the menu. They are guaranteed to make your taste buds sing.
For simple, down-home Mexican food that is cooked with skill and loaded with flavor, swing by Maico's Mexican Food on 22nd street near downtown Tucson. This tiny take-out restaurant is a revelation, proving you don't need a fancy dining room to eat well.